Dennine Dudley

BA, MA, PhD (UVic)
Sessional instructor

Fine Arts Building 121
By appointment | Phone 250-721-7951

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Areas of research

  • Early Modern England
  • Ancient Near East
  • Textile History
  • Collecting Practices
  • Pop Culture

Brief biography

My approach to the history of art is that of a social historian who specializes in material culture. I work on a wide variety of periods and geographical regions. One of my special interests is looking at the transmission of ideas, styles and objects across space and time (trade, collecting, historiography, traditions).

I spent most of my summers between 1991 and 2000 in the south of Jordan working on Nabataean period archaeological sites. Side trips through Syria and Egypt deepened my appreciation for the material cultures of the Eastern Mediterranean world.

My PhD was completed in 2004 with the dissertation “Henrietta Louisa Jeffreys, Oxford University and the Pomfret Benefaction of 1754: Vertue Made Visible”. In it I focus on the history of part of the Arundel collection of antique statues (classical, egyptianizing and ersatz) and analyze its social importance, both public and private, in 17th and 18th century England.

Outside of my research, I’m deeply interested in textile arts and pop culture art forms.